Broadway star Marin Mazzie dies aged 57 following ovarian cancer battle

Three-time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie has lost her battle with ovarian cancer at the age of 57.

The Broadway star, most famous for her run in Kiss Me, Kate, was an inductee of the American Theatre Hall of Fame and a sought-after musical-theatre actress.

She passed away ‘peacefully’ at her home in Manhattan on Thursday morning surrounded by family, three years after her cancer diagnosis.

A heartbreaking statement released by her husband Jason Danieley reads: ‘Incredible human being, loving wife, dedicated family member, devoted friend and Broadway star, Marin Mazzie passed away this morning at 10:10am in the comfort of her New York City apartment surrounded by family and close friends.’

Broadway actors Marin and Jason met on stage in The Trojan Women: A Love Story 14 years ago and married after just 16 months.

They had performed cabaret concerts He Said/She Said and Opposite You together, during their independent stage careers.

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Marin was diagnosed with Stage IV Ovarian Cancer in May of 2015.

A year after an hysterectomy and weeks of chemotherapy, Marian returned to the stage to star in The King and I in 2016 while she was in remission, but the cancer returned.

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Her husband’s statement continues: ‘Over that time, while fighting her own fight, she took it upon herself to help spread awareness of Ovarian Cancer and to help find an early detection for the disease, of which, currently, there is none.’

In her stage career, she achieved three Tony Awards nominations in six years.

From the Tony Awards Twitter page, a tweet of condolence read: ‘The divine and courageous Marin Mazzie was #TonyAwards-nominated for PASSION, RAGTIME, and KISS ME, KATE.

‘We join with her husband, Broadway’s Jason Danieley, her friends and family, and all her fans to mourn her untimely passing.’

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